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Complaints from a Marriage

January 23, 2012


Don’t you hate it when your therapist doesn’t agree with you? Yesterday in therapy, my shrink asked me about my marriage. “I haven’t heard you talking about him in a while,” she said. “We got into a tiff the other night,” I told her. “I had been sick with cold, then my back went out, […]

You Suck At Being Divorced: The Good Enough Divorce

January 20, 2012


   The other night my eldest yelled that his father and I suck at divorce. We had spent the afternoon at a dance recital and all the disparate  pieces of my children’s extended family had converged. My ex’s family and my family. We had come together to celebrate. But tensions, awkward hugs and tightly smiled […]

Absent Husbands, Mom Friends & 10-Year-Old Models: Your Favorite Posts of 2011

December 30, 2011


In July 2011, we began our discussion here at Femamom. Yes, only 6 months ago! We opened up the conversation with you (along with some amazing contributing writers) and found the most enlightening discussions in return. (We also found a few assholes, but only a few! Truly.) We hope that some of our topics engaged […]

Parenthood: The Cursed Kiss

November 29, 2011


Adam’s kiss and Kristina’s reaction, the saga continued… if you didn’t get a chance to watch Parenthood this week, if you don’t have a job that entails watching crappy television and writing about it… here’s the summary: Adam admitted the kiss. Kristina freaked out. Kristina assumed Rachel (the young woman at Adam’s office) would be […]

I Wanna Be Sedated

November 23, 2011


  Guest Post by Suzanne Hegland Mothers used to need a little something to keep them awake, but now we need a little something to put us to sleep. According to a recent article in The New York Times, 3 in 10 women between the ages of 40 and 59 rely on some sort of […]

Ask Miri: I Lied To My Husband About My Promiscuous Past

November 18, 2011


Hi Miri, I was a promiscuous girl in high school. When I met my husband (we’ve been married for five years), I lied to him and told him I had been with just two other men before him. I felt as though he and his friends put so much emphasis on the number of sexual partners a woman […]

Married–Or Not? Single Ladies Please Stand Up

October 20, 2011


Last week, Kate Bolick’s article “All The Single Ladies” in Atlantic Monthly proposes an idea that many single friends have already openly discussed: stay single or get on the I-want-to-get-married path? Me, I’ve been there, married and divorced. I made a choice to get remarried because I love my (current) husband and believe in marriage. Call me […]

Getting the Job Done: Women and Work Life

October 12, 2011


Women are good at compartmentalizing, juggling, balancing and yeah, bringing home the bacon. Well, some women. I have orange sticky notes all over my desk outlining each day otherwise I’d stop somewhere after walking my dog, Orli. Actually, after walking Orli and drinking crazy strong tea with Gail. See, it seems to me that after Gail […]

Sex After Pregnancy: AKA My Postpartum Booty Call

October 10, 2011


Guest Post By Andrea Chisholm I will never forget the sloppy red crayon heart drawn around the date of my six-week postpartum visit. Did he really think I was looking forward to “medical clearance”  for the bedroom? Wasn’t he there in the delivery room? Hadn’t he witnessed the destruction? Why hadn’t he given any of […]

Birth Order And Personality–I’m The Oldest Child & What Does It Mean?

September 27, 2011


I have one sibling. He’s about a year and a half younger than me. When we were younger, I was the dominant older sister. Peirced his ear. Told him he was adopted. Made him eat goop. All that shit. As we’ve gotten older, the roles between us have shifted. We give each other advice. We […]